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Best Things to Do in New York City

Featured New York City Travel Tips
  • Head to DUMBO to see the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan
  • Go shopping in the SoHo neighbourhood
  • Visit the Bethesda Fountain and explore Central Park
  • Discover the Broadway District and Times Square
  • Take in the New York City skyline from Gapstow Bridge
  • Capture memories on a Flytographer photoshoot

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Jennifer's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Little Italy! Buy a bottle of wine, dip some bread in olive oil and balsamic, and enjoy some authentic chicken parmesan!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

The Edge at Hudson Yards. The views are breathtaking and they have an area with a glass floor that you can look 100 floors down!

What is your best overall travel tip for New York City?

Wear comfortable shoes because you will be walking a lot! And book a photoshoot with Marilyn from Flytographer to capture your trip. All of our other photos are either missing the other person (so they can take our picture) or selfies.

Visited New York City in October

Photo Shoot Location: Central Park

Marilyn in New York City for Flytographer


Cherlyn's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Carmines, Joes Pizza, Johns Pizza

What is the best tip for celebrating your graduation in New York City?

DUMBO/Brooklyn bridge was a great spot for photos!

Visited New York City in November

Photo Shoot Location: Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO

Monika in New York City for Flytographer


Toni's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

I love Claudettes. The servers are always kind and very knowledgeable. The food is excellent as well!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

One of my favorite activities is to visit the Little Island. I

Hometown Shoot in November

Photo Shoot Location: Gapstow Bridge & Skyline

Monika in New York City for Flytographer


Shrushti's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Hangawi, Rosemary’s cafe , Ippudo , Chotte Miya in Chelsea market

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Brooklyn dumbo location ! Summit one Vanderbilt a must see for multisensory experience , Bryant park , Central Park , broadway shows

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to New York City?

Get a room with kitchenette , heavy duty stroller is a life saver and forget about their routine for a few days !

Visited New York City in November

Photo Shoot Location: Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO

Sehee in New York City for Flytographer


Annie's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Grimaldi pizza

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Riseny

What is the best tip for a romantic getaway in New York City?

Walk through Central Park and his hands

Visited New York City in November

Photo Shoot Location: Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO

Anna in New York City for Flytographer


Yessica's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

The food in NYC is amazing, we tried several spots like: Cafe Cluny, Cookshop, Etcetra-etcetera, Upland, cafe Luxemburg and they were all great.

What are the best things to do in New York City?

The stayed in Hudson Yards it is a brand new neighborhood, we visited the Vessel and the Edge, it has an amazing view of the city. Highly recommended.

What is the best tip for a romantic getaway in New York City?

Well, Brooklyn and Central Park are the best spots for romantic photos or getaways.

Visited New York City in November

Photo Shoot Location: Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO

Kari in New York City for Flytographer


Jena's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Favorite restaurants Jane in SOHO and Montesacro Pinseria and Pecoraro Latteria in Brooklyn.

What are the best things to do in New York City?

So many places to visit but we enjoy, but one of the most intense experiences was the 9/11 Memorial. Its a must see!

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to New York City?

Go see The Lion King and sit near the aisles! Our son loved it! Also meandering around Central Park is fun for a kid with lots of energy. The Natural History Museum has a shark exhibit and dinosaurs which is great for kids.

Visited New York City in October

Photo Shoot Location: Central Park

Jacqueline in New York City for Flytographer


Adelaide's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Make time to walk to Brooklyn Bridge.

Visited New York City in October

Photo Shoot Location: Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO

Kari in New York City for Flytographer


Krystyn's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Barn Joo 35 is a great little Korean restaurant in midtown. Aside from the authentic food and really cool vibe - their lunch menu is the most food I've ever had in the city for under $30. Highly recommend!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Make time on your trip to head down to Chelsea Market. Aside from a wide variety of food stands, which are all amazing, there are so many cool shops to pick up souvenirs that are much more memorable than anything you would find in Times Square.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to New York City?

Don't hold back! There are so many fun activities to do around New York City. Its a great place to learn, and if you just need a break, there's probably a playground within 3 blocks of anywhere you are.

Visited New York City in October

Photo Shoot Location: The High Line

Sehee in New York City for Flytographer


Mary's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Yakatori Totto was delicious and fun. Make reservations!

Visited New York City in October

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Monika in New York City for Flytographer


Josh's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Caffe Reggio on MacDougal street is always a favourite. It feels like you are having your cup of coffee in a cozy time machine.

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Catch a comedy show at the Comedy Cellar, or take in a live performance at Bopeep speakeasy.

What is the best tip for a romantic getaway in New York City?

Escaping the city noise to Brooklyn heights and dumbo is a good change of pace. Catch the sunset at the Brooklyn heights promenade and make your way to dumbo for a romantic bite to eat by the water.

Visited New York City in October

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Sehee in New York City for Flytographer


Lori's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Trattoria Trecolori was delicious. Authentic Italian food and great wine. It's near the theaters and was the perfect spot to have dinner after our matinee show.

What are the best things to do in New York City?

I watched the US Open on the big screen at The Vessel, Hudson Yards. The Edge was a cool experience as well.

Visited New York City in August

Photo Shoot Location: The High Line

Kari in New York City for Flytographer


Ann's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

1) Ippudo on 4th Ave. Fantastic ambiance and delicious spicy ramen - what's not to like? Major kudos to our Flytographer, Kari, for the suggestion! 2) Keens Steakhouse. If you have the budget, the food is excellent and the service is stellar. You can take your time to truly enjoy your meal, and there's plenty of eye-catching decor to look at in between bites.

What are the best things to do in New York City?

1) If you're into shows, Broadway is a given. I recommend Into the Woods - it's got humor, but also leaves you thinking. 2) If you're into music (especially jazz), stop by the Birdland Theater/ Jazz Club. 3) Love nature in small doses? The High Line is for you - it conveniently swings by the Chelsea Market if you're hungry, too. & 4) If you visit The Met, try to join a tour covering something you don't know much about - it beats wandering the exhibits for hours picking up only cursory information about everything you're trying to see all at once.

What is the best tip for celebrating your anniversary in New York City?

1) Schedule a Flytographer session! It's hard to fully appreciate your trip if you're the designated camera-person trying to capture every moment; you won't regret having someone else do it for however long your photoshoot lasts. 2) Pick a hotel close to the subway and bring at least 2 pairs of good walking shoes. You'll want to spend more time doing the things you love rather than hating the part where you need to get from Point A to Point B. 3) Schedule and reserve a few things that you simply HAVE to do during your stay, but also leave room in your schedule to "wing it" and explore things together that you maybe didn't even know about or consider before you arrived! The city can surprise you if you're open to the experience. & 4) When reserving things in advance, tell them you're celebrating your anniversary! Some restaurants will go the extra mile to help you mark the occasion.

Visited New York City in August

Photo Shoot Location: Central Park

Kari in New York City for Flytographer


Erica's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Haver Rooftop Restaurant Times Square

What are the best things to do in New York City?

NY Guided tour

Visited New York City in August

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Jacqueline in New York City for Flytographer


Nancy's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Zou Zou’s is my favorite restaurant in NYC! Their fried chicken is the best!!!! We were in NYC for 5 nights and two dinners were dined at Zou Zou’s!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

The broadway shows!!!

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to New York City?

Wear comfortable shoes because you will be walking a lot!

Visited New York City in August

Photo Shoot Location: Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO

Sehee in New York City for Flytographer


Jessica's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

We loved Turntable Chicken Rock - amazing Korean fried chicken; Ess-a-Bagel was quintessential NYC

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Tenement Museum Coney Island Circle Line Tour High Line

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to New York City?

Let them pick some of the activities and have snacks on hand for long subway rides

Visited New York City in July

Photo Shoot Location: Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO

Monika in New York City for Flytographer


Carlo's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Per se is great for a nice evening out but love what you can go always grab a hotdog on almost any street corner.

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Walking the Brooklyn bridge, biking in Central Park, the New York public library and the Museum of modern art (MoMA)

What is your best travel tip for New York City?

Tourist spots like Times Square are nice to check off the list but can be a little hectic and sometimes not worth the hype. Talk to the locals to find the hidden gems.

Visited New York City in July

Photo Shoot Location: Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO

Monika in New York City for Flytographer


Beatrice's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

John's Pizzeria - Times Square We love the food, staff and atmosphere. The building is so cool!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Broadway shows are always a favorite. The Statue of Liberty is a visit everyone must make! The Met is AMAZING!

What is the best tip for a friends' getaway in New York City?

Allow enough time to fully take in and enjoy the sights and activities. Be prepared for lots of walking - wear comfortable shoes and bring more than 1 pair in case they get wet (and they probably will).

Visited New York City in June

Photo Shoot Location: Central Park

Amanda in New York City for Flytographer


Bianca's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

The Tippler has a good speakeasy energy. We also love Magic Hour for the beautiful rooftop and view of the Empire State Building!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Chelsea Market, DUMBO

Visited New York City in July

Photo Shoot Location: Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO

Sehee in New York City for Flytographer


Megan's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Italian - Emilio’s Ballato Steakhouse - STK

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Self guided pizza tours, Comedy Cellar, Hamilton & Book of Mormon, Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island on the 4th of July, a dinner boat cruise to see the skyline, world trade centre tour, and of course our Flytographer Shoot!

What is the best tip for celebrating your anniversary in New York City?

Plan ahead and make reservations for important tickets and restaurants so your trip is stress free - but don’t overbook yourself and miss out on last minute spontaneous plans!

Visited New York City in July

Photo Shoot Location: Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO

Sehee in New York City for Flytographer


Ashley's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Any place in little Italy!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Aladdin on Broadway, food tour through little Italy.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to New York City?

Don’t have a strict schedule, plan only one activity a day.

Visited New York City in June

Photo Shoot Location: Gapstow Bridge & Skyline

Anna in New York City for Flytographer


Nina Maria's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

My favorite restaurant was Pizza and Pasta at Eataly! Awesome views and delicious views. Like being in Italy and NYC at the same time.

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Our bike ride through Central Park was my favorite thing. It was such an interesting way to see the park.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to New York City?

Remember that kids need breaks! Especially in the heat of the day when visiting NYC during the summer. I like to choose one major activity to accomplish per day and leave the rest of the day flexible for when kids get tired. Even my well traveled teens needed time each day to just decompress from New York City commuting and travel. We would often head back to the afternoon for a rest before heading back out for dinner.

Visited New York City in June

Photo Shoot Location: Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO

Sehee in New York City for Flytographer


Christine's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Quality Bistro

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Traveling with grandsons. Slime museum. Ice cream factory and color factory

Visited New York City in June

Photo Shoot Location: Central Park

Armando in New York City for Flytographer


Christie's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Made in New York Pizza, Joe’s Pizza and Amorino (all on upper west side) so yum!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

One World Observatory, Empire State Building at sunset, Moulin Rouge broadway show

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to New York City?

We have teenagers- we felt safe enough letting them travel on the subways to go to theater shows

Visited New York City in June

Photo Shoot Location: Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO

Armando in New York City for Flytographer


Neil's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Central Park Bike Ride Time Square at Night

Visited New York City in May

Photo Shoot Location: Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO

Anna in New York City for Flytographer


Jacqueline's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Mr. Purple is an incredible rooftop in the LES. It’s always serving great music and vibes. 19 Cleveland is delicious Israeli food and has a trendy ambiance!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Mr. Sunday is a day dance party in Bushwick and is great for the traveler that wants to get off the beaten path and dance a little!

What is the best tip for celebrating your birthday in New York City?

Get a cake from Milk Bar and have a picnic in Central Park!

Visited New York City in June

Photo Shoot Location: Greenwich Village

Sehee in New York City for Flytographer


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